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The UN Environment Programme released the first Waste Management Outlook for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the 4th session of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. The SIDS Waste Management Outlook provides an analysis on the current state of waste management in SIDS regions and proposes solutions to improve waste management.

The Outlook has been developed as a follow-on to the Global Waste Management Outlook to...

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As outlined in this, first ever annual report, IETC delivered substantial results aligned with the waste management goals in the United Nations Environment Programme’s programme of work, and in particular with resolution 7 of the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. These have included regional waste management outlooks and global thematic reports as well as substantial work assisting countries and municipalities to...

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The Asia Waste Management Outlook (AWMO), which is regional in nature, is developed to complement the Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO). This regional outlook provides an overview of the current status, the current thinking on “state of the art” topics, case studies, and the future of waste management in Asia over the medium term; challenges and opportunities, described through case studies; and recommendations based on technical,...

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The Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme submits to the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme a report entitled “ Towards a pollution - free planet ” , which describes the challenges posed by global pollution, outlines current efforts to address pollution and suggests 50 actions to tackle the problem.

The Committee of Permanent Representatives to the Environment...

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Do you realise the impact the plastic you use makes on the world around you? If you can't reuse it, refuse it. 

 

 

 

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What we do? The International Environmental Technology Centre focuses on waste management.

Effective and efficient management of waste including application of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is an essential element for promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production. Integrated solid waste management (ISWM) and recovery of useful materials/ energy from waste streams is an effective approach to enhance...

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The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Waste Management Outlook has been launched under the framework of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for LAC, in a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 9 October 2018. According to the Outlook, a third of all waste generated in cities of LAC ends up in open dumps or in the environment, polluting soil, water and air, and threatening the health of the population. As one of the main messages of...

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The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Waste Management Outlook has been launched under the framework of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for LAC, in a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 9 October 2018. According to the Outlook, a third of all waste generated in cities of LAC ends up in open dumps or in the environment, polluting soil, water and air, and threatening the health of the population. As one of the main messages of...

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In this short video, a field research has been conducted to measure mercury in the air at one of East Africa's largest open dumpsites. 

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The benefits of plastic are undeniable. The material is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. These qualities have led to a boom in the production of plastic over the past century. This trend will continue as global plastic production skyrockets over the next 10 to 15 years. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic waste we generate, unless we rethink the way we manufacture, use and manage plastics. Ultimately, tackling one of...

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